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This genus is accepted, and its native range is SE. Mexico to Tropical America.
Struchium sparganophorum

[FTEA]

Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

Morphology General Habit
Annual herb
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula congested in axillary sessile clusters, homogamous, many-flowered; phyllaries in several series, imbricate, slightly unequal, the innermost longest
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets 3-4-lobed; anthers sagittate, with triangular distal appendage; style branches subulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes slightly angular with 3-4 angles, glandular; pappus a thick, oblique corona.

Native to:

Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Southeast, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Windward Is.

Introduced into:

Andaman Is., Benin, Burkina, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Fiji, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Madagascar, Malaya, Mali, Nicobar Is., Philippines, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Thailand, Togo, Vietnam

Struchium P.Browne appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Civ. Nat. Hist. Jamaica: 312 (1756)

Accepted by

  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Hist. Jamaic. 312, t. 34 (1756).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Br., Civ. Nat. Hist. Jamaica: 312 (1756)
  • K. Bremer, Asteraceae Clad. & Class.: 226 (1994)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0